Monthly Archives: April 2012

For Decency’s Sake

I was in Gettysburg, once, at an antique shop. I’d been visiting the battlefield and now was enjoying some light shopping.  The owner asked me what I was looking for, and I told him “I’m trying to find an Ames … Continue reading

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The Hyphen is Mighty Indeed

I just threw out five brand new copies of one of my books that I had ordered for a GoodReads giveaway.   They were free, a  perk for finishing NaNoWriMo. I  had updated the book’s cover.  When you do that, you have … Continue reading

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Seannachie, Seannachie, Spin Me a Yarn…

A story, once told, has as much reality as a piece of embroidery or a painting. Myths, bearing within them the very essence of eternal truths, make up the core of our existence. The fabric of legend surrounds us every … Continue reading

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New Covers

I am involved in graphic design and web maintenance (on a small scale) and I have designed my own covers. This is not to say that others couldn’t do better than me. I know better. But for now… I’ve been … Continue reading

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Adventures in Photoshopping – Or Why it is Important to have Good Photos

I do some graphic design in a small way, and I manage a couple websites.  Recently I was asked by one client to find a photo of a cat she owned and send it off to another person to be … Continue reading

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What’s Your Point of View?

I have run into a lot of discussion about different points of view in writing. First person, second person, third person (omniscient and otherwise). First person is told by the narrator. Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier is a splendid example. The … Continue reading

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Lucky Sevens – A Writer’s Game

A blogger I’m following (not sure she knows I exist) posted this game: This is a game where authors, once tagged, go to page 77 of their current manuscript, count down to the seventh line, and post seven lines from … Continue reading

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